The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance Retranslated and on a Go-Go Stage

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Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—tells the story of how she came to re-translate and perform in a production of Sholem Asch's Got fun nekome (God of Vengeance) in a strip club in New York City.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Caraid O'Brien.

This excerpt is in English.

Caraid O'Brien was born in Galway, Ireland in 1974.

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